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Villingili Resort & Spa

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I’ve been to the Maldives several times in the past decade and seen the
resort boom in this remote archipelago. Though I’m not a fan of all the
overdevelopment, Addu Atoll, one of the islands south of the equator, has
remained relatively pristine. On a sandy outcropping near a coral reef,
Shangri-La has built Villingili
Resort & Spa
(doubles from $1,200), with 16
tree-house villas and 60 timber bungalows that hover over the aquamarine water.
And better yet, British Airways launched nonstop service from London Gatwick to
Male, which cuts the travel time in half. —Shane Mitchell

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Villingili Resort & Spa

I’ve been to the Maldives several times in the past decade and seen the
resort boom in this remote archipelago. Though I’m not a fan of all the
overdevelopment, Addu Atoll, one of the islands south of the equator, has
remained relatively pristine. On a sandy outcropping near a coral reef,
Shangri-La has built Villingili
Resort & Spa
(doubles from $1,200), with 16
tree-house villas and 60 timber bungalows that hover over the aquamarine water.
And better yet, British Airways launched nonstop service from London Gatwick to
Male, which cuts the travel time in half. —Shane Mitchell

Courtesy of Shangri-La Hotels

Great Luxury Adventure Hotels

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